Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery, where people are exploited through control or influence by another person, usually through sexual exploitation or forced labour. According to the United Nations, nearly 2.5 million people in countries around the world, including Canada, are actively being trafficked at any given time.
In recognition of Human Trafficking Day, this presentation will provide information about human trafficking from local and global perspectives. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the realities and the harms of trafficking as a pressing human rights issue.
This event includes a presentation and a Q&A from 12 to 1 p.m., followed by an opportunity to network and to view Dr. Dhungel’s exhibition, Photovoices: Voices of Sex Trafficking Survivors in Nepal.
Dr. Rita Dhungel, School of Social Work, Faculty of Community and Health Studies, MacEwan University. Ambere Porter, Director of Organizational Development, Action Coalition on Human Trafficking Alberta (ACT Alberta).
This event is co-hosted by the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response and the Office of Human Rights, Diversity and Equity.
We acknowledge that the land on which we gather in Treaty Six Territory is the traditional gathering place for many Indigenous people. We honour and respect the history, languages, ceremonies and culture of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit who call this territory home.